[banwatch: sweating the small stuff]
Gestures are important, but I think the Daily News is jumping the gun on this one. Yeah, Ban's driver should obey the law, and yeah, it'd be nice if Ban followed his own advice and took the subway everywhere. On the other hand, driving really is a lot faster much of the time, and Ban isn't mayor of Subwayland. His work really is important — more important than impressing New Yorkers or fellow diplomats with his individual devotion to combating gridlock. Also, unlike a lot of the diplomats, Ban is actually busy.